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Ivy Tech School of Public Affairs & Social Services

Criminal Justice

Work towards justice

What You'll Learn

Make a tangible impact on your community by studying and working in criminal justice. In the Ivy Tech Criminal Justice program, students can focus on the area of study that most aligns with their goals: 

  • Law enforcement
  • Corrections/probation
  • Court services
  • Public, private & business security
  • Forensics and Cyber Security and Investigations
  • Youth Services


Within the program, you can expect to do the following in classes:

  • Draw upon academic journals and scholarly research to support your own work.
  • Learn to think critically about complex social and legal issues.
  • Gain an understanding of the history of criminal justice, law, and the three components of the system (policing, courts, and corrections).
  • Study ethical standards in criminal justice and how they have evolved over time.
  • Examine diversity within criminal justice and demonstrate an ability to interact with people of differing backgrounds.
  • Explore the theoretical frameworks used to explain criminal behavior and the function of the justice system.
  • Analyze how political and social contexts can impact definitions of crime and the development and application of the law.
  • Define crime and identify issues in its measurement.
  • Look at current criminal justice policies meant to reduce crime and punish and rehabilitate offenders.
  • Law Enforcement focused students will learn how to provide assistance, respond to emergency calls, investigate crime scenes, and testify in court.
  • Corrections/Probation focused students will learn about correctional policies and practices, criminal sentencing, jails, prisons, alternative sentencing, prisoner rights, rehabilitation, and community corrections including probation and parole.
  • Court Services focused students will gain skills in community relations, procedural law, court processes, and cultural awareness, as well as criminal law.
  • Public, Private & Business Security and Forensics/Cyber focused students will conduct risk/threat assessments, emergency management plans, and security survey reports. They'll also design security, crime, and loss prevention programs for businesses.

Career Options

Criminal justice careers span many roles, so whether you want to be an advocate for victims of domestic violence or work in your local police department, there are options for you. 

The Ivy Tech Criminal Justice program provides the academic foundation you need to continue your studies or pursue a career, depending on which program you choose. 

Think this could be the path for you? Picture yourself in one of the following roles: 

  • Law Enforcement
  • Court Reporter
  • Court Clerk
  • Bailiff
  • Interpreter
  • Defense Attorney
  • Prosecutor
  • Judge
  • Magistrate
  • Public Defender 
  • Criminalist
  • Forensic Technician, Scientist, or Specialist
  • Corrections Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Local Police Officer
  • Sheriff/Deputy
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • 911 Dispatcher
  • Indiana State Police
  • Conservation Officer
  • Homeland Security
  • Prosecutor
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
  • Private Investigator
  • Case Manager
  • Group Counselor
  • Warden
  • Jail Administrator or Chaplain Assistant
  • Youth Services Worker
  • Child Advocate
  • Victims Advocate

Degree Types Offered

Credential Type Associate Degree – Career-Ready Degree Associate Degree – Transferable Degree Long-Term Certificate – known as a Technical Certificate (TC) Short-Term Certificates – known as Certificates (CT)
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Accelerated Option Available icon Associate of Science (AS) Online Option Available icon Accelerated Option Available icon Criminal Justice Online Option Available icon Accelerated Option Available icon Criminal Justice Online Option Available icon Professionalism in Corrections Professionalism in Policing Online Option Available icon School Resource Officer Training Online Option Available icon
A Good Fit If...
  • You'd like to begin working in the field immediately upon graduating from your associate degree program
  • You're currently working in the field and looking to complete a program to help you advance
  • You'd like to pursue further education at a four-year institution upon completion of your associate degree
  • You're currently working in criminal justice and would like to advance your career or supplement your professional experience with academic knowledge
  • You're an aspiring criminal justice professional and want to gain general academic knowledge of the field 
  • You'd like to complete a certificate while pursuing your associate degree
  • You’re looking to break into the criminal justice field by developing specialized skillsets specific to careers in law enforcement, the courts, and corrections
  • You're working towards an associate degree and would like to complete a certificate in the process
  • You're a corrections professional seeking career advancement or additional skills
  • You're looking to break into the corrections field and need the skills to do so
  • You're a policing professional (or aspire to be one) and wish to complete a certificate to aid in your career advancement
  • You're a School Resource Officer (or would like to be) seeking to obtain the skills needed to succeed
Where Offered See 18 locations See 19 locations See 20 locations See 24 locations See 22 locations See 22 locations See 23 locations
Length of Program 60 credit hours
4 semesters
60 credit hours
4 semesters
30 credit hours
2 semesters
18 credit hours
2 semesters
18 credit hours
2 semesters
18 credit hours
2 semesters
18 credit hours
2 semesters
Cost2 $10,204 $10,204 $5,102 $3,061 $3,061 $3,061 $3,061

Credential Type

A Good Fit If...

Where Offered

Length of Program

Cost2

Associate Degree – Career-Ready Degree
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Accelerated Option Available icon
  • You'd like to begin working in the field immediately upon graduating from your associate degree program
  • You're currently working in the field and looking to complete a program to help you advance
See 18 locations 60 credit hours
4 semesters
$10,204
Associate Degree – Transferable Degree
Associate of Science (AS) Online Option Available icon Accelerated Option Available icon
  • You'd like to pursue further education at a four-year institution upon completion of your associate degree
See 19 locations 60 credit hours
4 semesters
$10,204
Long-Term Certificate – known as a Technical Certificate (TC)
Criminal Justice Online Option Available icon Accelerated Option Available icon
  • You're currently working in criminal justice and would like to advance your career or supplement your professional experience with academic knowledge
  • You're an aspiring criminal justice professional and want to gain general academic knowledge of the field 
  • You'd like to complete a certificate while pursuing your associate degree
See 20 locations 30 credit hours
2 semesters
$5,102
Short-Term Certificates – known as Certificates (CT)
Criminal Justice Online Option Available icon
  • You’re looking to break into the criminal justice field by developing specialized skillsets specific to careers in law enforcement, the courts, and corrections
See 24 locations 18 credit hours
2 semesters
$3,061
Professionalism in Corrections
  • You're working towards an associate degree and would like to complete a certificate in the process
  • You're a corrections professional seeking career advancement or additional skills
  • You're looking to break into the corrections field and need the skills to do so
See 22 locations 18 credit hours
2 semesters
$3,061
Professionalism in Policing Online Option Available icon
  • You're a policing professional (or aspire to be one) and wish to complete a certificate to aid in your career advancement
See 22 locations 18 credit hours
2 semesters
$3,061
School Resource Officer Training Online Option Available icon
  • You're a School Resource Officer (or would like to be) seeking to obtain the skills needed to succeed
See 23 locations 18 credit hours
2 semesters
$3,061

Associate Degree – Career-Ready Degree

  • The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice is an affordable, two-year degree program that prepares you for entry-level positions in the criminal justice field. In addition to general education and program coursework, students must complete a Capstone course and an end-of-program learning assessment.

    Apply Now   Request More Info

    Required Courses

    Associate degree graduates must complete a total of 60 credit hours:

    • 16 general education course credits
    • 44 program-specific course credits

    VIEW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    SEARCH UPCOMING COURSES

    Completion Guide

    A completion guide provides the recommended path to graduation, broken out by eight-week terms. 

    VIEW CRIMINAL JUSTICE AAS COMPLETION GUIDE

    Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take. Completion guides may vary by campus/location.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are the competencies that Ivy Tech students should be well versed in upon graduating from the program.

    See PLOs

    Close

Associate Degree – Transferable Degree

Long-Term Certificate known as a Technical Certificate (TC)

  • The Technical Certificate (TC) in Criminal Justice will empower current and aspiring criminal justice professionals with an academic understanding of the criminal justice system. Students hone their critical thinking, comprehension, and technical skills. 

    Apply Now   Request More Info

    Earn a Certificate on the Way to Your Associate Degree

    A recommended path to one of the associate degrees in Criminal Justice is to complete one or more of the certificates offered by Ivy Tech while working toward the degree. The certificates are designed to provide gateways toward entry-level criminal justice careers, so you can begin working quickly. You may then choose to pursue a credential that requires more credits and time in order to learn more and move up in your professional career. You can apply the credits from your certificate to your higher-level credential at Ivy Tech to make the most of your time and tuition.

    Required Courses

    Graduates must complete a total of 30 credit hours:

    • 7 general education course credits
    • 23 program-specific course credits

    VIEW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    Search Upcoming Courses

    Completion Guide

    A completion guide provides the recommended path to graduation, broken out by eight-week terms. 

    View Criminal Justice TC Completion Guide

    Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take. Completion guides may vary by campus/location.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are the competencies that Ivy Tech students should be well versed in upon graduating from the program.

    See PLOs

    Close

Short-Term Certificates known as Certificates (CT)

  • The Criminal Justice Certificate (CT) is a great way to start your career in criminal justice quickly. You will learn tactical skills needed for careers in law enforcement, the courts, and corrections, so that you can become a valuable member of a team right away. Once you've completed this certificate, you may choose to continue your education to get a promotion or specialize in a specific realm of criminal justice.

    APPLY NOW   Request More Info

    Earn a Certificate on the Way to Your Associate Degree

    A recommended path to one of the associate degrees in Criminal Justice is to complete one or more of the certificates offered by Ivy Tech while working toward the degree. The certificates are designed to provide gateways toward entry-level criminal justice careers, so you can begin working quickly. You may then choose to pursue a credential that requires more credits and time in order to learn more and move up in your professional career. You can apply the credits from your certificate to your higher-level credential at Ivy Tech to make the most of your time and tuition.

    Required Courses

    Graduates must complete a total of 18 credit hours.

    VIEW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    SEARCH UPCOMING COURSES

    Completion Guide

    A completion guide provides the recommended path to graduation, broken out by eight-week terms. 

    View Criminal Justice CT Completion Guide

    Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take. Completion guides may vary by campus/location.

    Close
  • The Professionalism in Corrections Certificate (CT) gives current and aspiring corrections professionals foundational academic knowledge of the criminal justice system. You'll strengthen critical thinking skills, comprehension, and technical skills over the course of the program. 

    Apply Now   Request More Info

    Earn a Certificate on the Way to Your Associate Degree

    A recommended path to one of the associate degrees in Criminal Justice is to complete one or more of the certificates offered by Ivy Tech while working toward the degree. The certificates are designed to provide gateways toward entry-level criminal justice careers, so you can begin working quickly. You may then choose to pursue a credential that requires more credits and time in order to learn more and move up in your professional career. You can apply the credits from your certificate to your higher-level credential at Ivy Tech to make the most of your time and tuition.

    Required Courses

    Graduates must complete a total of 18 credit hours.

    VIEW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    Search Upcoming Courses

    Completion Guide

    A completion guide provides the recommended path to graduation, broken out by eight-week terms. 

    View Professionalism in Corrections CT Completion Guide

    Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take. Completion guides may vary by campus/location.

    Close
  • The Professionalism in Policing Certificate (CT) builds foundational knowledge in the criminal justice system for current or future policing professionals. The course provides opportunities to grow critical thinking, comprehension, and technical skills as they relate to policing. 

    Apply Now   Request More Info

    Earn a Certificate on the Way to Your Associate Degree

    A recommended path to one of the associate degrees in Criminal Justice is to complete one or more of the certificates offered by Ivy Tech while working toward the degree. The certificates are designed to provide gateways toward entry-level criminal justice careers, so you can begin working quickly. You may then choose to pursue a credential that requires more credits and time in order to learn more and move up in your professional career. You can apply the credits from your certificate to your higher-level credential at Ivy Tech to make the most of your time and tuition.

    Required Courses

    Graduates must complete a total of 18 credit hours.

    VIEW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    Search Upcoming Courses

    Completion Guide

    A completion guide provides the recommended path to graduation, broken out by eight-week terms. 

    View Professionalism in Policing CT Completion Guide

    Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take. Completion guides may vary by campus/location.

    Close
  • The School Resource Officer Training Certificate (CT) teaches valuable knowledge and skills regarding the criminal justice system, juvenile delinquency, and how to work with youth. The course is designed for current or aspiring school resource officers who wish to sharpen their critical thinking, technical, and comprehension skills as they pertain to the field. 

    Apply Now   Request More Info

    Earn a Certificate on the Way to Your Associate Degree

    A recommended path to one of the associate degrees in Criminal Justice is to complete one or more of the certificates offered by Ivy Tech while working toward the degree. The certificates are designed to provide gateways toward entry-level criminal justice careers, so you can begin working quickly. You may then choose to pursue a credential that requires more credits and time in order to learn more and move up in your professional career. You can apply the credits from your certificate to your higher-level credential at Ivy Tech to make the most of your time and tuition.

    Required Courses

    Graduates must complete a total of 18 credit hours.

    VIEW COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

    Search Upcoming Courses

    Completion Guide

    A completion guide provides the recommended path to graduation, broken out by eight-week terms. 

    View School Resource Officer Training CT Completion Guide

    Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take. Completion guides may vary by campus/location.

    Close

Program Details

Criminal Justice is offered at 25 Ivy Tech locations in Indiana. Each location offers a unique combination of certificate and degree options:

Campus Criminal Justice CT Professionalism in Corrections CT Professionalism in Policing CT School Resource Officer Training CT Criminal Justice TC Associate of Science (AS) Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Anderson X X X X X
Bloomington X X X X X X X
Columbus X X X X X X X
Elkhart X X X X X X X
Evansville X X X X X X X
Fort Wayne X X X X X X X
Franklin X X X X X
Hamilton County X X X X X X X
Indianapolis X X X X X X X
Kokomo X X X X X X X
Lafayette X X X X X X X
Lake County at Crown Point X X X X
Lake County at East Chicago X X X X
Lake County at Gary X X X X
Lawrence X
Lawrenceburg X X X X X X X
Logansport X X X X
Madison X X X X X
Marion X X X X X X X
Muncie X X X X X X X
Richmond X X X X
Sellersburg X X X X X X X
South Bend X X X X X X X
Terre Haute X X X X X X X
Valparaiso X X X X X X X

CT — Certificate (short-term); TC — Technical Certificate (long-term); WFC — Workforce Certification.

Is Criminal Justice Right for Me?

Are you the person everyone looks towards when there is a difficult problem to solve? Are you creative and able to develop solutions with safety and respect for all? In criminal justice we not only protect and serve our communities, but we ensure justice and fairness. You will be challenged to train and cross train into many different fields so that your opportunities are unlimited.

Criminal justice needs individuals who are: 

  •  Problem Solvers
  • Creative
  • Compassionate
  • Honorable- perseverance and moral courage
  • Able to De-escalate
  • Able to develop Situational Awareness

Sound Like You?

If you identify with the traits above, criminal justice may be the path for you! Take the next step to get started or speak with your local advisor to learn more.

APPLY NOW   REQUEST MORE INFO

Prerequisite Courses for Criminal Justice

Students must demonstrate competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of “C” or better in one of the following individual or grouped courses:  

  • ENGL 083 Reading Strategies for College and ENGL 093 Introduction to College Writing
  • ENGL 095 Integrated Reading and Writing
  • ENGL 075 Co-Requisite Integrated Reading and Writing

No Expiration of Credits

There is no expiration date for course credits that were earned in previous years from Ivy Tech Community College.

Transfer Credit for Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite courses completed at colleges other than Ivy Tech will only be considered for general education selection points if transfer credit has been awarded and courses appear on the Ivy Tech transcript prior to the application deadline.

TR grades are not recognized by the online application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that transfer credit has been awarded and that TR grades are updated to transfer letter grades (TA, TB, TC) on their Ivy Tech transcript.

It is recommended that college transcripts be submitted to the Registrar’s office for evaluation and transfer credit at least four weeks prior to the program application deadline to ensure adequate time for processing.

Criminal Justice Courses

Descriptions of criminal justice courses can be found in our online course catalog.

 View required classes and course descriptions for:

Upcoming Courses

See when specific courses will be offered by searching our course list in Schedule Builder. First, select the semester you’re looking for and then enter the name of the course in the search bar. 

Search for Upcoming Courses 

If you’re a current student, upcoming courses are easy to find in Schedule Builder in MyIvy.

Course Formats

Criminal Justice courses are available via in-person, online, virtual, and blended formats. 

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

If you've been serving your community already, thank you for your service! Ivy Tech wants to ensure you're spending time and tuition learning new skills that will make you stronger in your career path. As such, we offer credit for previous professional experience that our students have. Please see below for credit that will count toward your Ivy Tech program requirements based on existing certifications you have.

Certification You Have Credits Awarded
Site Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board (ILETB) Certification or Kentucky Law Enforcement Council - Law Enforcement Basic Training
  • CRIM 110 Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • CRIM 111 Intro to Traffic Enforcement and Investigation
  • CRIM 113 Criminal Investigation
  • CRIM 205 Procedural Criminal Law
  • CRIM 211 Criminal Law
  • CRIM 212 Use of Force
  • CRIM 213 Field Practices
  • CRIM 280 Internship
Indiana Department of Corrections - Correctional Training Institute
  • CRIM 130 Introduction to Corrections
  • CRIM 280 Internships
  • CRIM 230 Community-Based Corrections
Indiana Offender Workforce Development Specialist Certification
  • CRIM 231 Special Issues in Corrections
  • CRIM 28x Special Topics in Criminal Justice
Indiana Department of Corrections - Juvenile Academy
  • CRIM 150 Juvenile Justice System
Completion of Indiana State Police Academy
  • CRIM 110 Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • CRIM 111 Introduction to Traffic Enforcement and Investigation
  • CRIM 113 Criminal Investigation
  • CRIM 205 Procedural Criminal Law
  • CRIM 211 Criminal Law
  • CRIM 212 Use of Force
  • CRIM 213 Field Practices
  • CRIM 280 Internship
Marion County Sheriff's Training Certification
  • CRIM 110 Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • CRIM 130 Introduction to Corrections
  • CRIM 205 Procedural Criminal Law
  • CRIM 211 Criminal Law
Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA)
  • CRIM 110 Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • CRIM 111 Introduction to Traffic Enforcement and Investigation
  • CRIM 113 Criminal Investigation
  • CRIM 205 Procedural Criminal Law
  • CRIM 211 Criminal Law
  • CRIM 212 Use of Force
  • CRIM 213 Field Practices
  • CRIM 280 Internship
Any Law Enforcement Training Board LETB training in the school resource curriculum
  • CRIM 235 School Resource Officer

Big Dreams? Go for Honors

If you're motivated and want a more robust, personalized academic experience, consider enhancing your associate degree in Criminal Justice by pursuing an Honors pathway. Honors courses are fully virtual with opportunities to meet and network with honors students and faculty across the state. The coursework is designed to support a student’s spirit of inquiry and intellectual growth, as well as foster multicultural awareness and leadership. View eligibility requirements

Graduating with a Criminal Justice degree with an Honors pathway can help you stand out as a high-achieving college student, boost your resume, and help you land an acceptance letter to a top four-year college or university.

LEARN ABOUT HONORS

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Ivy Tech does not have a deadline for admission. Our 8-week class sessions start throughout the year—in January, March, June, August, and October—and there is no hard deadline for applying for any of the start dates. It's important, though, to apply early enough that you'll be able to complete all the degree planning, financial aid, and registration activities that need to happen before your first day. We recommend you apply about one month before you intend to start classes. See upcoming start dates

Steps to Apply

(1) Apply to Ivy Tech

If you’ve never applied to Ivy Tech Community College before (or if it’s been two years since you last attended classes here), your first step is to apply to Ivy Tech. You can apply online or in person. To apply in person, reach out to your local admissions team and arrange a meeting. Or, stop by any campus on any Tuesday for Tuesdays@TheTech to receive personal assistance with applying and registering for classes.

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(2) Submit Assessment Documents

After you submit your application, you'll be asked to upload documentation—such as SAT/ACT/PSAT scores or high school and college transcripts—that can assess your readiness for college-level coursework and help us make sure you are taking classes that are the right fit for you. How to upload assessment documents

If you don't have your scores or transcripts at your fingertips, don’t worry. Go ahead and submit your application. You can go back to upload assessment documents at any time until the end of the term for which you applied.

(3) Look for a Confirmation Email

Once your application is processed, you will receive a confirmation email at the email address provided on your application. Typically the email will arrive within 1-2 business days of submission, but during peak processing periods (April-June) could take up to 5-10 business days.

The email will contain instructions on how to register for classes, as well as important information regarding your Ivy Tech student portal (MyIvy account), tuition, payment options, and more.

(4) Create an Account in MyIvy

MyIvy is Ivy Tech's online student portal. Students use MyIvy to check e-mail, register for classes, pay tuition, manage financial aid, get the latest news and announcements, and much more. MyIvy also contains "QuickLinks" to the Ivy Tech websites and online tools you will use most often. Learn more about MyIvy

For first-time user instructions and other MyIvy tips: View/Print MyIvy Help Sheet

(5) Course Placement

Before you can register for classes you will need to submit documentation or complete an assessment test. Your test scores can help us determine the best English and math starting classes for you. See the Test Score Course Placement Chart

If you submitted assessment documentation during the application process, your advisor will likely be able to work with those documents to determine course placement and you won't need to take any further steps. If you don't have any of those documents or the scores don't meet minimum thresholds, don’t worry! Your advisor will direct you to complete our free Knowledge Assessment to help develop your customized learning path to better prepare you for courses. 

(6) Register for Classes

Once you have completed the steps above, you may register for classes. Ivy Tech students register for courses using the Schedule Builder tool which can be accessed within MyIvy. If you are a new, first-time Ivy Tech student, we recommend that you meet with your advisor who will help you develop your Academic Completion Plan and help you sign up for courses that are the best fit for you.

For a complete list of registration steps, including detailed registration steps, deadlines, and information about holds, withdrawals, waitlists, and refunds, visit our Registration 101 page.

(7) Pay Your Tuition

After registering for your courses, your bill can be viewed in your MyIvy account > Student Dashboard- > View/Pay Balance. Payments can also be made in your MyIvy account. For complete information about payments, including payment options, payment plans, how to make immediate payments, due dates, information about refunds, and more, visit our Payments page.

Local Program Contacts & Info

Distance Education Only

Chelsea Rood-Emmick MSW, LSWDepartment Chair, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Legal and Paralegal StudiesAssociate Professor of Human Services(812) 330-6206crood1@ivytech.edu

For more information, contact:

William Bart McQuitty MS, MAPA
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
CRIM-HUMS Department Chair
wmcquitty@ivytech.edu
317-916-6313

Chris Kiefer
Dean, School of Business, Logistics & Supply Chain; School of Public Affairs & Social Services; School of Information Technology
812-429-1449
ckiefer@ivytech.edu

Tim Fulk
Program Chair
260-482-9171 x2687
tfulk7@ivytech.edu

For more information, contact:

William Bart McQuitty MS, MAPA
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
CRIM-HUMS Department Chair
wmcquitty@ivytech.edu
317-916-6313

Tilmer Paulson, Program Chair
317-921-4637
tpaulson3@ivytech.edu

John T. Roach, J.D., Department Chair
jroach77@ivytech.edu
765-269-5441

For more information, contact:

Katherine Watkins
Department Chair
812 537 4010 ext. 5312
kwatkins@ivytech.edu

Contact Us to Learn More

Susanne Hamner
Program Chair of Public Affairs
812-265-2580, ext. 4107
shamner@ivytech.edu

Jeff Shafer
Department Chair of Human Services, Criminal Justice, and Paralegal Studies
765-966-2656 ext 091115
jshafer40@ivytech.edu

Questions about the Program or Enrolling?

Andrew Criswell, M.S.C.J
adjunct faculty - CRIM

Contact Us to Learn More

James Houston
Program Chair, Criminal Justice
812-298-2395 |jhouston29@ivytech.edu

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Franklin Admissions Office
2205 McClain Drive
Franklin, IN 46131

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
lakecounty-admissions@ivytech.edu

Lake County at Arts & Science Building Admissions
3491 Broadway
Gary, IN 46409

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET

765-653-7410
mfrank35@ivytech.edu

Greencastle Admissions
915 S Zinc Mill Road
Greencastle, IN 46135

Virtual On-Demand Service:
Video | Voice | Chat
Monday–Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Monday–Friday, by Appointment Only

317-921-4300

Hamilton County Admissions Office
300 N. 17th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

1-888-489-5463

Indianapolis Admissions Office
50 W. Fall Creek Parkway N.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Or by appointment

765-459-0561
kokomo-enrollment@ivytech.edu

Kokomo Admissions Office
1815 E Morgan Street
Kokomo, IN 46901

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Valparaiso.

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-269-5200
lafayette-admissions@ivytech.edu

Lafayette Admissions Office
3101 S Creasy Lane Ivy Hall 1233
Lafayette, IN 47905

Lake County has 3 full-service locations. Select a location below to see contact information for their Admissions department.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

1-888-489-5463

Lawrence Admissions Office
9301 East 59th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46216

Join the line for virtual assistance →

For School of Health Sciences inquiries:
Elinor Sutton
9301 E. 59th Street, Suite 329
Indianapolis, IN 46216
317-921-4800 ext 084451
school-of-healthsciences-generalinformation@ivytech.edu

 

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-537-4010 ext. 5305
R11express@ivytech.edu

Lawrenceburg Admissions Office
50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Fax: 812-537-0993

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Or by appointment

765-459-0561
kokomo-enrollment@ivytech.edu

Logansport Admissions Office
1 Ivy Tech Way
Logansport, IN 46947

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-265-2580, ext. 4121
etingle2@ivytech.edu

Madison Admissions Office
590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN 47250

Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

765-651-3100, ext. 3418
marion-admissions@ivytech.edu

Marion Admissions Office
261 Commerce Drive
Marion, IN 46953

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-651-3100, ext. 3418 to schedule an appointment.

K–14 Initiatives
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
765-651-3100, ext. 3418
therschberger1@ivytech.edu

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Valparaiso.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-289-2291, ext. 1233
askmuncie@ivytech.edu

Muncie Admissions Office
125 S High Street, Ball Building, 2nd Floor
Muncie, IN 47305

Fax: 765-282-2414

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-599-2613, ext 4026
askmuncie@ivytech.edu

New Castle Admissions Office
3325 IN-3
New Castle, IN 47362

Fax: 765-282-2414

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Sellersburg.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Kokomo.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-966-2656, ext. 1202
richmondenrollment@ivytech.edu

Richmond Admissions Office
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-966-2656, ext. 1202 to schedule an appointment.

Fax: 765-962-3775

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Richmond.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Sellersburg.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

812-246-3301, ext. 4504
seladm@ivytech.edu

Sellersburg Admissions Office
8204 Highway 311, Pfau Hall, Room A2
Sellersburg, IN 47172

Virtual On-Demand Service (video, voice, or live chat):
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

Enter Zoom Room →

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Admissions at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Fall 2023 Office Hours

Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., after 7 p.m. by appt.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: Virtual 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. only

Open Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m during the following dates:
October 14, 21; December 9, 16; January 6, 13; March 16

To make an appointment to meet with a specific advisor at a particular time, please send an email at least two days in advance.

574-289-7001, ext 6858
asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu

South Bend Admissions Office
220 Dean Johnson Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601

To meet with an admissions or academic advisor please use the link below:

https://ivytech.zoom.us/my/sbeenrollmentadvising

812-547-7915

Tell City Career and Technology Center
1034 31st Street
Tell City, IN 47586

Fax: 812-547-7916

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET

812-298-2280
acox87@ivytech.edu

Terre Haute Admissions
8000 S Education Drive
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Virtual On-Demand Service:
Video | Voice | Chat
Monday–Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

574-267-5428, ext. 7203
abooker46@ivytech.edu

Warsaw Admissions Office
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582

Questions About the Program?

Future Students

If you’re not yet an Ivy Tech student, contact us at 1-888-489-5463 and we’ll be happy to help.

Current Students

Contact your academic advisor, who can answer any questions you have about the Criminal Justice program and your certificate and degree options.

Find Local Advising Contact Info

Don't see a nearby Advising location? Call 1-888-489-5463 and we'll get you started.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-643-7133
askanderson@ivytech.edu

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-934-3954
R11express@ivytech.edu

Batesville Advising
1 Ivy Tech Drive
Batesville, IN 47006

Fax: 812-934-4590

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET
By Appointment

812-330-6013, Option #2
bl-advisingcenter@ivytech.edu

Bloomington Advising
200 Daniels Way
Bloomington, IN 47404

Email to set up an appointment: bloomington-eec@ivytech.edu 

Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

Janet Sharp
812-900-4772
jsharp19@ivytech.edu

Columbus Advising
4475 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-825-9394, ext. 6121
cbottomley2@ivytech.edu

Connersville Advising
717 W 21st Street
Connersville, IN 47331

Fax: 765-825-4516

Phone and Zoom meetings available by request. Call 765-825-9394, ext. 6121.

Call for availability

765-269-5682
aclark505@ivytech.edu

Crawfordsville Advising
2255 Phil Ward Boulevard
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Monday & Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT
Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT
Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
LakeCounty-advising@ivytech.edu

Lake County at Crown Point
9900 Connecticut Drive
Crown Point, IN 46307

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
LakeCounty-advising@ivytech.edu

Spring 2024 Office Hours

Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: Virtual 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Open Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m during the following dates:
March 16th, June 1st

574-830-0375
asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu

Elkhart Advising
22531 County Road 18
Goshen, IN 46528

To meet with an admissions or academic advisor please use the link below:

https://ivytech.zoom.us/my/sbeenrollmentadvising

Enrollment Services/Student Affairs Hours: Effective January 2024:
Mondays and Tuesdays: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursdays: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fridays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
First week of classes in January and August: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

812-492-0531
evansville-advisingcenter@ivytech.edu

Evansville Academic Advising Center
3501 N First Avenue
Evansville, IN 47710

Sign Up for a Call Back
Fax: 812-429-9878

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

260-480-4125

Fort Wayne Advising
3701 Dean Drive, Harshman Hall, Room 1015
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Academic Advisors by Program

Fax: 260-480-4252

Monday–Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-269-5820
hwunder@ivytech.edu

Frankfort Advising
251 E Clinton Street
Frankfort, IN 46041

Mon-Thurs 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET
Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ET

franklin-advising@ivytech.edu

Franklin Advising
2205 McClain Drive
Franklin, IN 46131

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

219-392-3600
LakeCounty-advising@ivytech.edu

Lake County Advising at Gary
3491 Broadway
Gary, IN 46409

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET

765-653-7410
ahooping@ivytech.edu

Greencastle Advising
915 S Zinc Mill Road
Greencastle, IN 46135

Virtual On-Demand Service:
Video | Voice | Chat
Monday–Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Advising by Appointment
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

317-921-4300
askhamiltoncounty@ivytech.edu

Hamilton County Advising Center
300 N. 17th Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

Sign Up to Get a Call Back →

Zoom Video Call
Email askhamiltoncounty@ivytech.edu to schedule.

Advising Team
Ginny Leonard, Director of Academic Advising 
Advisor for: Exploratory/Undecided students
vleonard5@ivytech.edu 

Jenny Atkisson, Academic Advisor  
Advisor for: School of Business, Logistics and Supply Chain programs, School of Public and Social Services programs, and Psychology
jatkisson3@ivytech.edu

Chris Waltz, Academic Advisor
Advisor for: General Studies, Liberal Arts and Education
cwaltz8@ivytech.edu 

Nicole DeSalle, Academic Advisor  
Advisor for: School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Science and School of IT
jatkisson3@ivytech.edu

 

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

(317) 917-5715
Indy-Advising@ivytech.edu

Indianapolis Advising
50 W. Fall Creek Parkway N.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Or by appointment

765-459-0561
Kokomo-Advising@ivytech.edu

Kokomo Advising
1815 E Morgan Street
Kokomo, IN 46901

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Valparaiso.

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-269-5630
lf-advisingcenter@ivytech.edu

Lafayette Advising
3101 S Creasy Lane Ivy Hall 2117
Lafayette, IN 47905

Lake County has 3 full-service locations. Select a location below to see contact information for their Advising department.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Indianapolis.

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-537-4010 ext. 5305
R11express@ivytech.edu

Lawrenceburg Advising
50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Fax: 812-537-0993

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Or by appointment

765-459-0561
Kokomo-Advising@ivytech.edu

Logansport Advising
1 Ivy Tech Way
Logansport, IN 46947

Monday & Wednesday , 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday & Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

812-256-2580, ext. 4502

Madison Advising Center
590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN 47250

Fax
812-265-4028

Zoom Video Calls
Available by appointment only. Call 812-256-2580, ext. 4502 to make an appointment. 

Advising Team
Tricia Miracle
812-265-2580 ext. 4137
tmiracle2@ivytech.edu
Text during business hours 812-510-3844
Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours: Wednesdays 9:00-1:00pm & Thursdays 2:00-5:30pm
Zoom Link

Lisa Kelley
812-265-2580 ext. 4163
lkelley3@ivytech.edu
Text during business hours 502-414-1597
Virtual Drop-In Advising Hours: Tuesdays 1:30pm-5pm & Thursdays 8:30am-12pm
Zoom Link

Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

765-651-3100, ext. 3304
marion-advising@ivytech.edu

Marion Advising
261 Commerce Drive
Marion, IN 46953

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-651-3100, ext. 3304 to schedule an appointment.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Valparaiso.

Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday (virtually), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

765-289-2291, ext. 1215
askmuncie@ivytech.edu

Muncie Advising
125 S High Street, Ball Building, 2nd Floor
Muncie, IN 47304

All appointments can be setup virtually. Email askMuncie@ivytech.edu to schedule.

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET
Friday (virtually), 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

765-599-2613, ext 4032
kterrell36@ivytech.edu

New Castle Advising
3325 IN-3
New Castle, IN 47362

Zoom Video Call
Email kterrell36@ivytech.ed to schedule.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Sellersburg.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Kokomo.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET

765-966-2656, ext. 1202
lpowell91@ivytech.edu

Richmond Local Enrollment
2357 Chester Boulevard
Richmond, IN 47374

Zoom Video Call
Call 765-966-2656, ext. 1202 to schedule an appointment.

Fax: 765-962-3775

Monday & Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET
Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET

765-932-7191
mroller1@ivytech.edu

Rushville Advising
330 N Main Street
Rushville, IN 46173

Virtual meetings or appointments by request. Call 765-932-7191.

Fax: 765-932-5263

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Sellersburg.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET (5-6 pm by appointment only)
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET

812-246-3301, ext. 4309
sl-advising@ivytech.edu

Sellersburg Academic Advising Center
8204 Hwy 311, Pfau Hall, G6
Sellersburg, IN 47172

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Columbus.

Spring 2024 Office Hours

Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: Virtual 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Open Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. during the following dates:
March 16th, June 1st

574-289-7001
asksouthbendelkhart@ivytech.edu

South Bend Advising Department
220 Dean Johnson Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601

To meet with an admissions or academic advisor please use the link below:

https://ivytech.zoom.us/my/sbeenrollmentadvising

Please contact Advising at our full-service campus located in Evansville.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. ET

812-298-2554
aharnack@ivytech.edu

Academic Advising Center
8000 S Education Drive
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Virtual On-Demand Service:
Video | Voice | Chat
Monday–Friday | 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
Enter Zoom Room →

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

Valparaiso Academic Advising
3100 Ivy Tech Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Call for an appointment

574-267-5428

Warsaw Advising
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582

24 hours a day, 7 days a week (se habla español)

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